Monday, June 07, 2004

Misplaced Modifiers

From a Reuters story on Reagan's death:
Reagan's son, Michael, adopted during his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, arrived moments after the president died after being caught in traffic, Drake said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The misplaced modifer was in the original press conference remarks of the Reagan spokesman. It would have been a kindness if the reporter had caught and corrected the error, and since the report does not use quotation marks, it appears the reporter instead adopted it.

2:56 PM  

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